September 13, 2013

Flipping The Script...

by Chris Randall

I think that picture tells far more than a thousand words could. After two years of R&D (a sentence fragment that in no way conveys the experience we've just been through), and coincidentally during the week of Audio Damage's tenth anniversary, we have succeeded in releasing a hardware platform for our DSP effects, and are ludicrously proud to unveil the first three Audio Damage hardware products: DubJr, Grainshift, and Errorbox. You can read about them at the Audio Damage site.

All three are 8HP Eurorack modules with ARMv7 CPUs doing the dirty work; they all retail for US$179.00, and all three are now available at Analogue Haven for immediate purchase. Analogue Haven will be the exclusive U.S. distributor for our hardware products; they will not be available via the Audio Damage website. We're currently in negotiations with a couple other distributors; we expect to have product at EquinOz within the next couple weeks. If you'd like to see Audio Damage Euro products at your favorite (non-U.S.) modular synth store, tell them to drop us a line, and we'll try to get it sorted.

We'll be rolling out audio samples in the next while (although if you're familiar with our products, you know what these sound like for the most part already) and videos in a few days. I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank Shawn at Analogue Haven, who bootstrapped this whole operation, and my lovely wife Elle, who made boxes and power cables, tightened knurled nuts, and packed hundreds of modules. Hundreds. She is, if I'm not putting too fine a point on it, the shit.


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Sep.14.2013 @ 7:14 PM
Does the wet on the delay go to 100%? just wondering if I could patch it up on a send using the intellijel dubmix or similar.

Sep.14.2013 @ 7:37 PM
Looks like I'm going to have to start a modular synth system....

- Hugo

Sep.14.2013 @ 7:59 PM
Chris Randall
Yes, the wet/dry control is 100% dry to 100% wet.


Sep.14.2013 @ 9:19 PM
nice job. and welcome to the party.

Sep.15.2013 @ 5:39 AM
well, I've been considering adding some effects to my system and I've been happily using dubstation for years so this is a no brainer really. Now I just need a reverb!

Sep.15.2013 @ 9:39 AM
beauty pill
This is really exciting! I have sworn to never get into modular synthesizer world because I fear I would disappear entirely. And also go broke.

If I recall correctly, you considered this direction a while ago but seemed to change your mind.

Or am I making this up in my head? Wasn't there a previous AI post contemplating this direction and then ultimately foregoing it?

- c

Sep.15.2013 @ 9:45 AM
Congratulations. I have yet to succumb to the modular fever, but I have launched consumer hardware before and I know how difficult it is! Excelsior!

Sep.15.2013 @ 10:23 AM
Yeah, congratulations. I know how hard it is to actually release hardware, and also how good it feels. Congrats, guys.

Sep.15.2013 @ 10:40 AM
Awesome! Emboughtened - all three of 'em. Now I gotta start a new case...

Sep.15.2013 @ 10:53 AM
Chris Randall
@Chad: Yes, we did try this once previously. As soon as we announced it, we learned what we'd done wrong, and that it wasn't the product to start this dog 'n' pony show with. So we rebooted, which took a while.

We have a pretty cool (we think, anyhow) line-up waiting in the wings. I hope this first round goes as planned, because we'd like to be in this for the long haul.


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